Getting rid of lice eggs (also called nits) in hair requires a thorough and persistent approach. Here are some steps to follow:
- Use a specialized lice comb: A fine-toothed lice comb can be used to comb through the hair and remove the nits. Start at the scalp and comb to the ends of the hair, wiping the comb on a tissue after each stroke.
- Apply an oil treatment: Applying oil (such as olive oil, coconut oil, or tea tree oil) to the hair can suffocate the lice and loosen the nits, making them easier to remove with the comb. Leave the oil on for at least 30 minutes and then comb out the nits.
- Use a vinegar rinse: Rinsing the hair with vinegar can help to dissolve the glue that attaches the nits to the hair shafts, making them easier to remove. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water and apply it to the hair, then comb out the nits.
- Wash bedding and clothing: Wash all bedding, clothing, and other items that may have come into contact with the lice or nits in hot water to kill them.
5.Repeat treatment: Lice eggs can take up to 10 days to hatch, so it’s important to repeat the combing and oil/vinegar treatments every few days for at least two weeks to ensure that all the nits are removed.
It’s also important to check and treat anyone else in the household who may have been in close contact with the infested person to prevent re-infestation.